Camp Isidore Alterman
UNPLUG FOR THE SUMMER AND GET BACK TO NATURE
For Rising Pre-K–6th Graders
A magical summer awaits your child in our nationally recognized program of fun, friendship, and adventure that promotes self-confidence and independence, positive values, and a strong sense of connection to the Jewish community. Campers are grouped by grade level and have a blast in an action-packed day, guided by our stellar, hands-on staff. CIA activities include: archery, arts and crafts, bumper boats, canoeing, rock wall climbing, dance, drama, fishing, Ga-Ga, gardening, low ropes, sports, nature, music, and so much more. And what’s a camp day without some splashing? All campers enjoy free swim every day in one of our two outdoor pools and splash park.
If you are a first-time family, click here for all you need to know about your child(ren)’s first summer at MJCCA Day Camps!
New For 2020
Camp Isidore Alterman Western Wall
The installation of our very own Western Wall, built to model the Western Wall in Jerusalem, will be another exciting way for our Camp Isidore Alterman campers to engage in Israeli culture! Campers of all ages and backgrounds will be able to leave notes in the cracks of the wall during the summer. Our Shlichim (emissaries) will then place them at the real Western Wall in Jerusalem when they return to Israel after the camp season.
Rising 1st–6th graders love their choice periods. Campers get to pick an activity from weekly options, trying something new or enjoying one of their favorites.
CIA campers get to shop for treats at our CIA Shuk (market)! Strengthening decision-making and social skills, once a week, campers will exchange shekels (coins) for goodies like toys, fresh fruit, granola bars, animal crackers, fruit juices, and more. Shekels can be purchased during the registration process and will be given to campers when they are at the CIA Shuk. Gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free items will be available.
CIA campers are always encouraged to socialize, both with campers from their group and other groups, and our Kehillah (community) Time is another great way for them to do just that! Twice a week, campers will select fun camp activities to engage in with their groupmates, as well as other campers from different groups in their age unit. During Kehillah Time, campers will strengthen their sense of community and enhance their social skills (without even knowing it!).
CIA is the magic of summer and pure joy of time spent outdoors with best friends, especially during bonding events like Israel Day, Maccabiah Color War, daily Boker Tov, and Friday Shabbat. In these special moments, CIA is filled with even more ruach (spirit) and campers feel a true sense of community.
Gesher Hebrew Immersion Camp
Learning and fun go hand in hand.
For Rising K–3rd Graders
Participants will learn to speak and comprehend Hebrew naturally by listening to and interacting with their staff in Hebrew throughout the day as they enjoy all the exciting activities of MJCCA Day Camps. Gesher is offered in a 4-week or 8-week session.
Gesher is in its seventh year nationally, and we are proud to be part of a growing network of camps in North America offering the program. Gesher is in collaboration with Kayitz Kef / Hebrew At Camp, a project of The Areivim Philanthropic Group in partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and made possible by the generous support of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, the AVI CHAI Foundation, The Wexner Foundation, and The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Camp Barney Medintz Experience
Ready for a taste of overnight camp
CBM Experience offers campers the perfect “taste” of Camp Barney Medintz, the MJCCA’s overnight camp in the North Georgia Mountains. Campers begin their week at MJCCA Day Camps to get to know their cabinmates. On Tuesday morning, they head off for an amazing three-night adventure at CBM. They are immersed in the CBM community, participating in tons of cool activities, sleeping in bunks, going to a cookout in the woods, and even getting canteen and mail! This program is a great way to get the feel of overnight camp, but only be away from home for just a few days. Please note: this camp has an additional fee of $400 per camper.